'A Warning' book by anonymous writer claims Trump urged aides to draft bill to reduce number of federal judges
Parts of the book by an anonymous author, who claims to be a Trump administration official, which were previewed Sunday, included: "'Can we just get rid of the judges? Let's get rid of the f***ing judges,' Trump fumed one morning. 'There shouldn't be any at all, really'"
A new book claimed President Trump allegedly proposed reducing the number of federal judges in order to stop his policies from being stuck in the court system. Titled 'A Warning' by an anonymous author who claims to be a Trump administration official, the book is scheduled to release November 19.
However, parts of the book were previewed by Axios Sunday night including the author's claims about Trump. "'Can we just get rid of the judges? Let's get rid of the f***ing judges,' Trump fumed one morning. 'There shouldn't be any at all, really,'" the alleged official wrote.
According to the author, the president allegedly asked his legal team to draft a bill to Congress aimed at reducing the number of federal judges. The same anonymous author had penned the September 2018 New York Times op-ed, 'I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.'
According to the author, the president's staff outright ignored his alleged request. The author claimed Trump's outburst came after many of his policies got stuck in the court system.
However, Trump is known to boast about the number of federal judges he appointed as well as his success in solidifying the positions of two new Supreme Court justices. The author's Times piece last year was aimed at assuring Americans who were concerned about the Trump presidency that there was a team of staffers in the White House who were actively working against him.
In that article, the author said he was part of an organized "resistance" at the White House which wanted "to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Trump's more misguided impulses until he is out of office." The White House said in a statement, 'A Warning' is full of "lies" and that it was written by a "coward."
"The coward who wrote this book didn't put their name on it because it is nothing but lies," the statement said. "Real authors reach out to their subjects to get things fact-checked — but this person is in hiding, making that very basic part of being a real writer impossible."